Choosing Your LASIK Eye Surgeon

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Sep-2012

key-whitman-eye-centerTaking care of your eyes isn’t something that should be optional. Healthy eyes and proper vision care should be a top priority for anyone. If you lose your vision completely, it cannot be restored.

One essential component of your vision and eye care plan is selecting the right doctor. How do you choose the doctor who is right for you? If you are considering laser eye surgery, selecting the right LASIK eye surgeon is the first step to a successful procedure.

Do you know how to find the right doctor? Use this guide to help you in the eye doctor selection process:

o Compare options. Don’t go with the first doctor you come across. Compare LASIK surgeons in your area. It’s important that your surgeon be board-certified, and has significant experience with a particular procedure. Do your research on the different procedures offered and tools used by each doctor as well.

o Don’t let cost be the bottom line. As with anything in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Just because a surgeon is offering a great deal on LASIK doesn’t mean he or she is the right surgeon to do your procedure.

o Be cautious of slick advertising and guarantees. There are never guarantees in medicine. Many doctors spend a lot of money for slick advertising, but lack the experience or skills to truly be a reliable, trustworthy eye surgeon.

o Know a doctor’s surgical outcomes record (successes and complications). You want to select an eye surgeon who has experience, but also one who has a good record with multiple successes and few complications.

o Select someone you are comfortable with. Ultimately, you want a doctor you are comfortable with. Do you feel like the doctor answers all of your questions? Do you feel as though your doctor helps you understand exactly what to expect? Are you comfortable with the doctor and/or potential procedures?

o Search for reviews from other patients. There’s no better testament to a doctor than what his or her patients say. Reading patient reviews of doctors can help you better understand a doctor’s personality, bedside manner, skills, etc.

Selecting the right doctor can be frustrating and stressful. Don’t trust your vision to just anyone. Do your research prior to your LASIK eye surgery so you know exactly whom you are working with. If you are looking for a trusted surgeon to perform your LASIK surgery, schedule a free consultation with a Key-Whitman doctor. We will do everything we can to answer any questions you may have.

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